Tag Archives: Portsmouth High School

Sebastian Bottone plays The Toccata in E-flat minor by Aram Khachaturian at Portsmouth High School Friday. The freshman will be playing the same piece at Carnegie Hall this Sunday. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth boy, 14, to perform at Carnegie Hall Sunday

Portsmouth boy, 14, to perform at Carnegie Hall Sunday

PORTSMOUTH — The list of pianists who have played Carnegie Hall is formidable: Vladimir Horowitz, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Arthur Rubinstein, Maurizio Pollini, Art Tatum, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk are among the greats who have graced the hallowed hall built in 1891. Come Sunday, you can add 14-year-old Sebastian Bottone of Portsmouth to that list.

Kim Kekligian Stamoulis performs “Little Girls” from the musical, “Annie.” Photo by Jim McGaw.

A ‘Broadway’ benefit in Portsmouth (gallery)

PORTSMOUTH — Six men — Kevin Silva, Gary Ryan, Dan Masterson, Adam Cavalieri, James Tallach and Craig Spaner — are on the Portsmouth High School stage, singing and gyrating along to “Let it Go” from “The Full Monty,” while taking off their ties. The crowd whoops and hollers, but alas, this is a family show. The ties

The Patriots’ Mackenzie Brow performs a floor routine during the meet. She scored an 8.65 on the floor and a 32.95 overall. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth High takes 4th in gymnastics meet

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School gymnastics team came in fourth place at a meet Saturday at the YMCA in Middletown. The Patriots scored 117.85 points, behind Exeter-West Greenwich (129.8), Mt. Hope High School (124.55) and Middletown High (118.3). Here are the Patriots’ individual scores in each event. Vault: Mackenzie Brow, 8.25; Jennah Bolton, 8.15; Ellie

PHS Principal Robert Littlefield, playing on the PSD Admin team, was one of the more animated competitors on the court. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

In Portsmouth: ‘Ready, set … dodgeball!’ (Gallery)

PORTSMOUTH — Town Council member Michael Buddemeyer forgot to duck. Playing for Purple Reign — a team of council and School Committee members, he was up against the LC All Stars, made up of Portsmouth High School students from Little Compton. Council member or no council member, this was dodge ball, and those kids from Little

Portsmouth High School’s Noah Gramitt (left) takes the baton from Mike Chrisholm during the boys’ 1,200-meter relay race at Providence Career and Technical Academy Saturday. Photo by Tim Marshall.

Portsmouth boys’ track team takes 7th in division

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School varsity boys’ indoor track team managed a seventh-place finish in the Southern Division during the division championships Saturday at the Providence Career and Technical Academy. The division team crown was won handily by North Kingstown with 134.5 points. The Patriots finished with 26 points, ahead of Prout and Westerly. Here’s

Noah Black as he appeared in his Class of 2013 Portsmouth High School senior yearbook photo.

Young man’s sudden death sends ripples of grief throughout Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — A 2013 graduate of Portsmouth High School was killed Saturday while hiking in Hyde Park, N.Y. Noah T. Black, 19, apparently suffered an electric shock after coming into contact with low-hanging utility wires owned by Amtrak, Hyde Park police said. Noah, a sophomore at the nearby Culinary Institute of America, was on a cliff

Portsmouth High School Principal Robert Littlefield shared this photo showing an entrance to PHS that had been cleared by custodians following the blizzard Juno.

Portsmouth schools agree to explore sharing some services

PORTSMOUTH — In a move aimed at both saving money and improving efficiency, the School Committee Thursday voted to explore the sharing of information technology (IT) and grounds maintenance/facilities services with the town. On a motion by committee member Thomas R. Vadney, the panel voted 6-0 to direct Superintendent of Schools Ana C. Riley to work